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Halloween: Unknown facts that will surprize you about Night of the Dead!

Somewhere in between the departure of fall and the arrival of winter, Halloween is celebrated

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October 23, 2016: People of many countries continue to mark the beginning of the winter season with costumes, gatherings, and sweet treats. Somewhere in between the departure of fall and the arrival of winter, Halloween is celebrated which is considered the night of life, death, celebration, and superstition. Though people gather together and rejoice on the October 31, there are many who are still unaware about some of the basic facts about the night.

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Here are some of the unknown facts about Halloween-Night of the dead!

  • Halloween’s origin is thought to be related to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts lived in the area which is now known as Ireland.
  • They celebrated their New Year on November 1, which marked the end of summer and beginning of the dark, cold winter which was associated with death.

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  • They believed that on October 3, the night before the New Year, the walls between the worlds of the living and dead become blurred. And, ghosts return to earth.
Representational image. Pixabay
Representational image. Pixabay
  • The morbid fear of Halloween-Samhainophobia still exists. They are afraid of the night or the festival despite knowing that there is nothing to be afraid about.
  • Trick-or-treating was meant to pacify the roaming spirits. It came from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out food to pacify roaming spirits.

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  • One-quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween.
Candies. Pixabay
Candies. Pixabay
  • Orange and Black are the colors of the night. Orange is the considered as the color of strength which also symbolizes the harvest of autumn whereas black symbolizes death or evil. These are the two things Halloween stands for.

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NASA Releases Spooky Space Playlist for Halloween that will Unnerve your Spine

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Space playlist for Halloween
NASA has released space playlist for Halloween. Pixabay.

NASA has released a spine-chilling space playlist for Halloween that is made through the sounds of planets and helium present in the solar system.

  • The space playlist for Halloween by NASA comprises of more than 20 tracks of the sounds of the giant Jupiter, movement of it’s moon, comet encounters, waves and various others.
  • The track has the sound movement of Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, recorded by Galileo’s Plasma Wave Experiment instrument.

The scientists at NASA have used data sonification by converting radio emissions apprehended by spacecraft instruments into sound waves to understand the signals.

Space playlist for Halloween
Jupiter’s movement has been used to make the space playlist for Halloween. Pixabay.

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It has been stated by NASA that the Juno’s Waves instrument recorded the encounter of it’s Juno spacecraft navigating past the borderline of Jupiter’s magnetic field. The track was recorded on June 24, 2016 with a timespan of about two hours. This spooky space playlist for Halloween is eerie enough to be used as a background score in horror movies!

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana